Saturday, October 01, 2022

October Daily 1


Hello October! Here you are again. The calendar tells me that autumn is here, but the continuing sunshine feels much like summer. Slowly cooling days drift into earlier nights. The dry weather has us wishing for some steady rain. For now, we walk along dusty paths dappled with sunlight where dry leaves border the trail, and occasionally, a leaf lets go of its tree and sways back and forth to the ground. 

On a recent walk to Tod's Inlet, I spoke with a young man who had just come out of the water. "So cold!" he said, wrapping himself in a warm towel. The ocean here never really warms up and I thought him a very brave soul. 

Queen Anne's lace has flowered and is now gone to seed, but is still elegant and sculptural. As I stood looking out over the water, a young couple paddled by in canoes and greeted me with, "This sunshine and warmth is unbelievable." 

October is my favourite month of the year. It bridges summer and winter more beautifully than November does. This is the month of Thanksgiving and at the end, my birthday, of the last lovely blooms in the garden, and the beginning of quiet and cozy evenings. Fragrant and hearty soups simmer on the stove, and apples and pears are made into all sorts of delicious treats. And how lovely gold and red trees are, until the wild wind strips them of their leaves. 

Last year I did a daily post each day in October, and it was so much fun that I'll be attempting to do so again. 

Which is your favourite month, and what do do you enjoy about October? 


  1. Oh, I do love October - in Canada! Autumn/Fall is my favourite season, but as I live in Australia it would have to be April when the Summer cools off to a gentle Autumn of blue skies and light breezes. What a beautiful place you have to walk. I tried to find Tod's Inlet on Google maps with no luck, but I did find Mary Tod Island. Am I close? I am taking an interest in Victoria as we are planning a trip to Canada next year, and possibly a side trip across to Vancouver Island. Your seasonal fruits, apples and pears, sound so delicious. I look forward to your October posts.

  2. October was my favorite month when living in NC. Here in Florida, it is still summer. As you know when just went though a nightmare with Hurricane Ian. Hurricane season does not end until mid November.

  3. October 10th, I'll be cooking turkey. As an American 3rd generation Canadian via Newfoundland, celebrating Thanksgiving to honor ancestors will be nice.
    Happy October!

  4. What beautiful and artistic photographs, and swimming in open water brrrrrr! Not for me..

  5. It's hard to have a favorite but October would certainly be near the top of the list. Great weather, pretty colors of nature.. maybe it is my favorite and I hadn't thought about it.

  6. I do enjoy October and the change of weather that it usually brings. I was just at Coastal Ripples and she is participating in the daily October challenge, too. Beautiful photos. We are off to a small town Ciderfest!

  7. Love everythig about October!!!!

    Now, for October Eves.
    🍁 🌻 🍂 🌰 🍂 🌻 🍁

  8. Well done on joining in. I agree October is a glorious month. I bet that water is cold. Still ok to swim here at the moment. B x

  9. Wishing you a wonderful month of October :)

    All the best Jan

  10. October is my favorite month too, very closely followed by November. I love the beauty of autumn and the end of the hot-and-humid weather here in the Mid-Atlantic. So much to love!

    I look forward to reading your daily posts in October! There is always a lovely visit here at Fabric Paper Thread!

  11. I can't decide whether I love September or October best. Both are so precious because we know the long rainy times of winter are coming. So I try to enjoy each of these days as much as I can. I'm looking forward to Thanksgiving with my family.

  12. What a lovely idea to post every day in October, Lorrie! I'm looking forward to reading your posts... even though I will not be commenting very often. I hope the temperatures will be pleasantly seasonal there!
    Here the most colourful month of the year may be September or October. All the months have their own charm. I was going to say the month I LEAST like (here in Eastern Finland) is April (because the snow has gone but the everything is still brown or grey) but it wouldn't be fair. :)
    Now we enjoy the cosy atmosphere of autumn, look forward to Christmas... and pray it could be a season of peace.
    Stay well!

  13. October is my second favorite, November being my most favorite, although they're nearly a tie. I do think I always feel more energetic In October than any month. I want to do everything in October, which of course is impossible but I do spring out of bed mentally more in October, if not physically, than in any other month. Everything seems possible in October. Happy October blogging, Lorrie!

  14. I don't really have a favourite month. But I do love the fall months!

    I'm counting down the days to Oct 21: Taylor Swift releases her new album, Midnights.

  15. I find the Northern Hemisphere Octobers so fascinating! Autumn in Australia does not have most of the classic Autumn things, except for a few imported maple trees.


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